El Paso families feeling the financial pinch and wondering if they will be able to put together a proper Thanksgiving dinner will get some help from a couple of local non-profit organizations.

Operation H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Endure), and The Great Khalid Foundation will be giving away thousands of Thanksgiving meal boxes each in separate community-wide efforts this month to lessen the burden on those in-need.

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Operation H.O.P.E. Thanksgiving Giveaway

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Operation H.O.P.E.’s free public giveaway will be a drive-thru event that will take place at the El Paso County Coliseum on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

The annual holiday food distribution is one of our city’s largest, with hundreds and hundreds of individuals turning out every year.

In addition to a frozen turkey, families receive various basic food staples. Last year, individual meal boxes consisted of 35 pounds of food, including fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, eggs, and canned goods.

What to Know Before You Go:

• Saturday November 13,2021
• El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.Paisano
• Distribution begins at 10 a.m.
• 1 turkey per vehicle on a first come basis

The Operation H.O.P.E. Thanksgiving Giveaway is drive-thru only. No walk-ups. Entrance is on Boone Street, line will form on Delta St., exit on Shelter St.

The Great Khalid Foundation Great Thanksgiving Giveaway

1,000 thanksgiving dinners were given away during The Great Thanksgiving Give-a-way, by the Great Khalid Foundation Saturday November 21, 2020 in El Paso Tx.

As many as 2,000 families who need help making Thanksgiving happen will receive a holiday meal box from El Paso R & B singer Khalid’s charitable foundation, The Great Khalid Foundation, on the Saturday before the holiday.

The Great Thanksgiving Giveaway will distributed meal kits on a drive-thru basis, and will include a frozen turkey and additional food stuff to round out the holiday table, such as side dishes and a pie.

The meal box will contain enough food to feed four to six people, according to the foundation website.

What to Know Before You Go:

• Saturday November 20,2021
• Mattress Firm, 7840 Picacho Hills (Off Desert Blvd, past Redd Rd.)
• Distribution begins at 7 a.m.
• 1 meal box per vehicle on a first come basis

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